SENIORS TRAVEL TO FLORIDA



Seniors Drop By Rockledge

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Rockledge, the oldest city in Brevard County, Florida, has a population right at 26,000. Senior travelers will find that Rockledge  is part of the Palm Bay−Melbourne−Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Rockledge was officially founded on August 7, 1887, making it the oldest incorporated municipality in Brevard County.

Do you wonder where a city called Rockledge got its name? I do. The name Rockledge, attributed to Gardner S. Hardee, an early settler, comes from the many ledges of coquina rock that line the Indian River.

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Other sources refer to a man named Cephas Bailey Magruder, who built his home after settling in the area in 1876 near the Indian River. Magruder called his home “the rockledge home” and the name was eventually attributed to the whole town.

 Seniors Fish and Golf In Rockledge

TripAdvisor, I have discovered from my experience as a travel writer, likes to promote various food establishments. Such is the case of their 8 things to do in Rockledge. Fishing and golf are big in and around Rockledge, so seniors, toss in your clubs and a fishing pole.

Previously, the economy of this area was based on the citrus trade and accommodation for tourists traveling to South Florida. Presently, it also focuses greatly on technology and aerospace.

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Rockledge has a number of well built parks with softball, soccer and football complexes. The city also includes a senior center where senior citizens can enjoy night dances, dance lessons, art class, a choral group, craft group, duplicate and party bridge, quilting group, Pinochle, Canasta and aerobics/ exercise.

In addition, you can enjoy ghost tours in Rockledge. Think you might like to live in a an Ai Dome home? Check them out.

Seniors Find Things To Do In Rockledge

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Things for seniors to see and do in Rockledge include Cocoa Beach sportfishing, the H. S. Williams House, Cocoa Beach Kayaking, the McLarty Park. All very popular with folks of all ages.

You will discover a host of nearby cities that make it easy for a commute to see other nearby sites. Space Coast Iceplex offers public skating, Ice Hockey and figure skating…When was the last time you went ice skating? Time to get back in form here.

And for you golfaholics, Rockledge is the place to be. So spend some time in Rockledge and enjoy the many attractions and fun things to do. -jeb

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